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OPSEU Diablogue: Pharmacare increasingly on the agenda – two upcoming events

In 2007 we attended SOS Medicare II, a high-profile national conference in Regina looking at the unfinished Medicare agenda. Tommy Douglas’ original vision for Medicare extended far beyond what we have in Canada today. Once the envy of the world, … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Pharmacare 2020: A remedy for an accident of history

VANCOUVER – Canada’s Medicare system stops the minute a doctor writes a prescription. On the second day of Pharmacare 2020, the talk turned to how we get to a quality system that will leave no Canadian behind, that will be … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Pharmacare 2020: The evidence is clear, but where is the political will?

VANCOUVER – Almost 10 per cent of Canadians never fill their drug prescriptions. They can’t afford it. We’re here in Vancouver for a unique forum to discuss what every major national health care system review over the last 50 years … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Canadians paying billions more for drugs without Pharmacare

UBC professor Steve Morgan has been writing a series of excellent BLOGs on Healthy Debate this month about the need for Pharmacare in Canada. As Morgan stated last November, our Medicare system stops the minute a doctor writes a prescription. While organized … Continue reading →